Viewing Blizzard's interface code

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You can view Blizzard's FrameXML and AddOns code and artwork by instructing the WoW client to extract those files, or by viewing them online.

Extracting interface files

Since the switch to the streaming download system in patch 4.0.1, the previously-used Interface Toolkit is no longer supported by Blizzard. Instead, the interface data and artwork can be extracted directly from the client (as of patch 4.0.6) by using the following console commands to extract the code and art, respectively:

ExportInterfaceFiles code
ExportInterfaceFiles art

Once extracted, the files can be found in the "BlizzardInterfaceCode" and "BlizzardInterfaceArt" folders in the World of Warcraft directory. For detailed instructions concerning access to the console, see Console.

Note: The ExportInterfaceFiles command only works from the actual console on the login and character selection screens. It cannot be run via the /console slash command, or via the real console while logged into a character: you will just get an "Unknown Command" response.

Viewing interface data on the web

There are several ways to view the Blizzard interface code online

You can also browse the interface art at the following locations: